Date: 10th March 2017 at 12:54pm
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Following the somewhat dour but rewarding, courtesy of the away goal, Europa League first leg tie against FC Rostov, we shoved our heads inside the history and form books to come up with a few post-match fascinating facts.

? When it comes to Russian away trips in European competition, get your money on Manchester United drawing. 4 of the last 5 trips have ended in draws.

? Where Europe is concerned Jose Mourinho has a knack of seeing his side grab what could be an all-important away goal. In the last 13 games his side has grabbed an away goal on 11 instances.

? The equaliser, scored by Aleksandr Bukharov, in the 53rd minute was the first goal Manchester United had conceded in 443 minutes of Europa League action.

? Manchester United`s pass accuracy last night was 61.17%, the lowest of the season, could it have been down to the state of the pitch?

? In grabbing that valuable away goal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan became the first Manchester United player since Wayne Rooney, in 2010, to score in three consecutive European games.

? Mkhitaryan`s good run of form continues with the midfielder having been involved in 6 goals in his last 7 games, scoring 4 goals and providing assists for 2 others.

? Zlatan Ibrahimovic might not have gotten on the score-sheet last night but the assist he provided for the goal meant that the Swedish striker has been directly involved in a whopping 40% of the 82 goals Manchester United have scored this season.